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Suburbanization is the most significant process involved in shaping the socio-spatial structure of many western European and post-Socialist cities. In Prague, suburbanization began in the mid-1990s. In contrast with most studies, we consider the suburbs not as a final residential destination but as a place that people leave as a result of life-phas...
Contemporary housing preferences and related behaviour are highly diverse due to the variety of lifestyle cultures in cities, dissimilarities in residents’ resources, and urban changes. In recent years, the Prague Metropolitan Area in Czechia has seen gradual changes in residential mobility patterns. While suburbanization remains the most significa...
Článek se věnuje u nás zatím spíše ojedinělému konceptu spolu-bydlení – cohousingu. Seznamuje čtenáře s konceptem, jeho rozšířením v Česku a představuje výsledky šetření v cohousingem inspirovaném rezidenčním projektu Alfarezidence ležícím ve vnitřním městě Prahy. Pozornost je věnována roli sousedské blízkosti a sdílených prostor v procesu výběru n...
In addition to the still significant suburbanization process, the Prague metropolitan area is also seeing the emergence of reurbanization. While existing studies in this field are mainly concerned with the resulting spatial patterns, the present work focuses on the process of selecting a new place of residence. This topic is of significance because...
Residential mobility is a dynamic process connected to the development of the social and physical structure of urban areas. In addition, housing has become an expression of style, identity and self-orientation, while still representing a basic human need. Together with a diverse mixture of lifestyle cultures occurring in cities and dissimilar resid...
The project examines the character and specificities of inner-city residential and neighbourhood change in the context of the development of the particular post-socialist city (Prague) in the 21st century. Moreover, it aims to uncover how such changes impact upon long-term residents of these neighbourhoods. The project is divided into three consecutive parts. The first part aims to provide a systematic analysis of residential changes of the Prague inner-city neighbourhoods, proposes a typology of neighbourhood trajectories and outlines the mechanisms leading to such changes. Secondly, the project analyses the transformation of individual small-scale localities in a selected neighbourhood and examines the causal mechanisms of the identified changes. The last part of the project deals with subjective dimensions of inner-city neighbourhood change. It examines how long-term residents of Prague´s inner-city neighbourhood undergoing gentrification-like processes perceive and experience the ongoing changes, and how these impact upon residents` identity, belonging, and attachment with the residential place and neighbourhood, and upon their everyday life patterns, ties and residential satisfaction.
The project has three main interrelated aims: (1) to identify development trajectories of HEs in Czech cities; (2) to assess residential satisfaction of inhabitants and their attitudes towards residential mobility; (3) to understand everyday life in today's HEs, residents' attachment to place, and their relation to the material environment and social environment of HEs.
The project focuses on the topics of residential mobility, residential preferences and the way they are being shaped. In recent years, we can observe slight changes in this area. In addition to the still significant suburbanization process, reurbanization tendencies are also beginning to emerge and socialist housing estates are also gaining young families. In order to fully understand these tendencies, the project studies the process of selecting a new home in three different types of areas of the Prague metropolitan region (inner city, housing estate, and suburb). The main objective of the project is to find out what are the differences in residential preferences and the process of selecting a new home between residents living in the inner city, suburb and housing estate. The aim is to identify and explain the links between the type and location of the residential development and the characteristics of the population (in terms of socio-economic and demographic status, lifestyle, values, etc.). The research is focused on young families. The significance of the topic studied is justified by the necessity of reflecting the needs, requirements and ideas of people in urban planning (e.g., in connection with the current stress on the densification of the city).